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Feb 11, 2010 11:22 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Holy smokes! Marijuana hidden in Jesus picture

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials made a startling find at a Texas checkpoint Tuesday.

They seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana hidden in framed pictures of Jesus.

A drug sniffing dog named Cesar made the discovery as a 22-year-old woman in a Jeep tried to cross the border into El Paso.

Officials say it's common for smugglers to use religious symbols to try and get drugs across the border.

A total of 214 pounds of pot were found in two other seizures at the same checkpoint on the same day.

 

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